‘Hush! Girls don’t Scream’ grabs 2 top awards in US
Art and Experience: Iranian feature film ‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’ about a woman who goes on trial for killing her abuser has garnered the Best Film Award and Best Actor Award at the 12th Action on Film Intl. Film Festival in US.
‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’, a 2013 Iranian drama film directed by Pouran Derakhshandeh, won the Best Film Award for its director and Best Actor Award for Shahab Hosseini at the 12th edition of Action on Film International Film Festival in California, United States.
The film narrates the story of a young woman, who awaits trial and death sentence for having murdered a man who repeatedly abused her as a child and threatened to do the same to another girl. The story unravels the mystery with a focus on the restraining social conventions that place women at a disadvantage when trying to deal with such sensitive issues as sexual assaults.
Derakhshandeh’s production has garnered many international awards at film festivals including the 2014 edition of Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) in the United States, the 4th London Iranian Film Festival, as well as the Best Film Award and Best Actress Award (to Tannaz Tabatabaei) at 2015 Fiji International Film Festival.
The 12th edition of the Action On Film International Film Festival was held on 2-10 September 2016 in Monrovia, California.